Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

beaded belt
  • United States
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, cotton, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 95.5 x 3.5 cm width at belt loop
    Object Length/Width: 37 5/8 x 1 3/8 in width at belt loop
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1516

The leather belt is covered in cotton that is beaded. It has a metal belt buckle.

The field consists of light blue beads. There are six flowers. The center two flowers are joined by a stem of colorless beads. They are mostly clear and light blue. The next flower on either side is colorless and red with a pink outline and a dark blue center. The outermost flowers have a colorless center, colorless petals and red outline. It also has leaves of metal beads with a green outline. The end of the belt is medium blue with a colorless bar and a translucent pink bar. The belt loop has a white field and four medium blue diamonds, outlined with dark blue.